Archive: 05/20/2010

How do you control a bicycle?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Just like riding a bike" is a cliche for a simple skill you do not forget, but understanding how a human controls a bicycle is in some ways more challenging than understanding how a pilot flies an airplane, ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Other
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Study uncovers optimal ecology of bioinsecticide

Researchers at the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London have discovered that the commonly used and naturally occurring bacterial insecticide Bt works best if applied to young plants ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Ecology
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Evolution of whale size linked to diet

(PhysOrg.com) -- The wide range of body sizes among whales arose early in their evolution and was associated with changes in diet, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis and UCLA. The study appears in today's ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Hubble Finds Star Eating a Planet

(PhysOrg.com) -- The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world. The doomed planet is being eaten by its parent star, according to observations made by a new instrument ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Astronomy
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Seeds of aflatoxin-resistant corn lines available

Six new corn inbred lines with resistance to aflatoxin contamination have been found to be free of seed-borne diseases foreign to the United States, and seeds of these lines are now available in the United States for further ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Biotechnology
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